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JOHN CECHVALA

Born: Mar 28, 1925

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2019

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JOHN CECHVALA
March 28, 1925 - September 13, 2019

Saddened by the loss, but in celebration of a beautiful life, the family of John Cechvala announce the passing of a dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother at the age of 94.
John was predeceased by Emily, his beloved wife of 65 years; his parents, Michael and Elizabeth; siblings, Annie, Joseph, Cyril, Ethel, Frank and Alphonse; son-in-law, Tim Reader; and granddaughter, Cheri Giesbrecht.
He is lovingly remembered by his children: Dianne, Carol (Lorne), Bill (Marie), Angie, Ron, Brian (Val), Laurie and Nyla (Darrell); grandchildren: Charlene, Graham (Nancy), Sarina, Brandy (Garth), Lorne (Amelia), Douglas, Ashley (Adam), Raeann (Cam), Lindsey (Jamie) and Nicole; great-grandchildren: Brandon, Geoffrey, Jason, Tyler, Nathan, Janessa, Andrew, Trinity, Athena and Ashlee; sister, Mary; sisters-in-law: Diane and Edna; and many nieces and nephews.
Dad was born in Korytne, Slovakia on March 28, 1925 and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1938 and eventually settled in Lorette. Dad helped worked the family farm until he enlisted in the army in 1943 and served till 1945. He met Emily in December of 1946 and they married just six months later on June 28, 1947. They settled in Zeneta, Saskatchewan and farmed there for nine years. In 1956 they relocated to Manitoba with five children by that time. They stayed with Dad's parents for a while and then in early 1957 they bought a home in Transcona, where they both lived till the end of their lives. Dad had gained employment with CNR and continued his employment with them until his retirement in 1990.
Dad was a loving father and grandfather and was his happiest when the house was full of family and friends. His door was always open. Dad loved to work in his vegetable garden. Every summer, we children would almost always leave with fresh vegetables in hand. After retirement, he also took up wood crafting, every new grandchild would receive a handcrafted horse carousel. Dad will truly be missed by all. We love you Dad.
A special thank you to all the staff of North N1 at Concordia Hospital who took care of Dad in his final days.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes can make a donation to a charity of their choice in Dad's name.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.

Glen Lawn Funeral Home
204-982-7550


Publish Date: Sep 21, 2019

JOHN CECHVALA

Saddened by the loss, but in celebration of a beautiful life, the family of John Cechvala announce his passing, at the age of 94 years.
A longer obituary notice will follow in Saturday's edition of the paper.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.

Glen Lawn Funeral Home
204-982-7550


Publish Date: Sep 18, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2019, Sep 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Nyla, Darrell, and Family I was saddened to hear of your father, Nyla. May he rest in peace. With deepest sympathy Debbie - Posted by: Debbie Henzel ((cousin to Nyla and Darrell)) on: Sep 25, 2019

  • We will miss seeing your Dad sitting outside, working in his garden and having short neighbourly chats. May the Lord give all of you comfort!! Angie you worked hard for your Dad... may the Lord bless you! Our Prayers, Klaus & Penny Kau - Posted by: Klaus & Penny Kau (Kauk) (neighbour) on: Sep 22, 2019

  • Deepest sympathies Carol and family in the loss of your father and grandfather. Remember the good times and his memory will live on. - Posted by: Rose Gebhardt (Co worker of Carol) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • I was so lucky to spent many days running around the Cechvala home as a little girl. I called John and Emily “Mom and Dad” So much love and food in their house and the best “milk soup” and “spider cookies”. Such happy memories. When their dog BB had puppies they gave me one and we named him Pellet! Thank you for your kindness. RIP Dad❤️ - Posted by: Brenda DesJarlais (Another daughter. ) on: Sep 20, 2019

  • Uncle John was my godfather. I will always remember him as a kind and gentle man, Sadly, I haven't seen my uncle for a long time, and I will regret that for the rest of my life. Rest in peace Uncle John. - Posted by: Steve Petriew (nephew ) on: Sep 18, 2019

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